Big things with little cars

Teutonic Tuesday - Yat Ming Deutschland Dienstag

Since all of my collection resides at my weekend getaway from college, these pics will have to do. Here are a handful of Deutsche Auto in 1:72 scale by Yat Ming.

The detail on these cars is awesome for the scale, save for some of the headlights (like on the Audis).

The Type-8D RS4 Avant, which had five-valve heads on it’s twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 that helped this engine produce around 375 hp. Power was sent via Audi’s “Quattro” all-wheel-drive system.
Here’s another red Quattro Audi, this time a Type-4B RS6, with it’s twin-turbo 450 hp 4.2-liter V8. I love the grill details and especially the wheels on this example.
The wheels really get me, as do the grills on this 2002-era 996 Turbo Porsche. Everything is so crisp for being so small. This car featured the famous horizontally opposed “boxer” six turbo, here in 3.6-liter guise, producing 415 hp while putting power down via all four wheels.
Here’s a Touareg VW in Porsche livery, the Cayenne. I thought the model code for the first-gen was Type-955, but it now reads as Type-9PA. In any case, this was powered by a 4.5-liter twin-turbo V8 pushing 450 hp, Porsche’s first V8 since the 928 had it’s swansong in 1995.
Last but not least, is Volkswagen’s W12 concept. In 1997, VW released the first version of the W12 at the Tokyo Motor show, featuring a 5.6-liter W12 that made 414 hp. At the 1998 Geneva show, a roadster version was unveiled. But at the 2001 Tokyo Motor show, the W12 Nardò was shown, as seen here, in bright orange. This was the most powerful version yet, the W12 now rated at 591 hp. It’s a shame that nothing has yet to come to production from this beautiful design besides it’s W12 powerplant.

Das war es wieder, see you tomorrow for (insert wednesday theme day here)!

Thanks for reading!

(Some info from wikipedia)

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